How to End Criminal Enterprises: A Lesson from the Golden Age of Piracy

Most are familiar with the golden age of piracy, if only in vagueries and fanciful accents. Millennials and Generation Z…

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Once War is Let off its Leash, it Cannot be Controlled

In 560 B.C., King Croesus of Lydia, alarmed by the rising power of Persia, asked the Oracles at Delphi and…

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The Battle of the Metaurus: The Day that Saved Rome?

It’s 207 BC. For 11 years, Hannibal has rampaged in Italy, slaughtering Romans with fire and sword. He is already…

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The Harem Conspiracy Against Ramesses III

Jilted wives, a disputed succession, and the use of black magic against an ailing king. It sounds like a spy…

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5 Ancient Egyptian Oddities You’ll Enjoy Hearing About

When you look at the Ancient Egyptians, they seem like stodgy, formal people.  The writing and architecture looks formal. The…

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The 5 Greatest Ancient Military Feats

Military history fascinates us because it shows us the best and the worst of human nature. Unparalleled bravery and unprecedented…

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Genghis Khan Facts: How an “Impassable” Desert Proved no Obstacle to One of the Greatest Victories Ever

The facts about Genghis Khan and his campaigns are well-attested, yet still astonishing, cementing him as undoubtedly one of the…

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